Karen Schneider, Board Chair
Karen joined the board of Children’s Musical Theater in August of 2012. After serving on the board of American Musical Theater of San Jose for eight years she is delighted to be involved in the San Jose theater community once more. Her children have all inherited her love of theater and two of her daughters spent many years involved in CMT San Jose.
Along with her husband Steve, Karen was able to help CMTSJ become a beneficiary of the George and Jeanette Stuart Trust—dedicated to the welfare of children in the Bay Area—which has made significant donations to CMTSJ over the past few years. Karen graduated from Santa Clara University and went on to work in the electronics industry for fifteen years as a manager in Accounting and Finance and then in Human Resources.
For several years she and her work partner pioneered in the area of job sharing and worked with a nonprofit to help other companies develop innovative alternative job solutions. She left industry for many years to focus on her family, Steve and their four children. She became active in school and sports organizations and served on several committees and boards. She now works at a local CPA firm.
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel – Flextronics
Steven H. Jackman is the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Flextronics’ INS, HVS and IEI segments. Previously Steve was the Vice President and Corporate Counsel of Sanmina-SCI Corporation and the Assistant General Counsel at Benchmark Electronics.
Prior to going in-house Steve was an associate in the Atlanta offices of Kilpatrick Stockton, Booth, Wade & Campbell, and Holland & Knight, and served as a law clerk for the Honorable William H. Stafford, Jr., Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. Steve grew up in Los Angeles, received a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and received a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.
Steve was introduced to CMT San Jose when his then 8 year-old son Noah landed the role of Michael in Peter Pan in 2008 and is impressed by the way CMT has helped Noah develop as a performer and a person. Noah has been able to build some great relationships with both the CMT staff and other performers, and these relationships have given him confidence as an adolescent.
Chief Financial Officer – The Tech Museum
Harvard has over 30 years of finance, administrative, operations, HR and corporate governance experience. Harvard has an MBA, Corporate Finance from Golden Gate University, a B.A. in Business Economics and Coaching Minor in Volleyball from the University of California Santa Barbara and earned a California Secondary Teaching Credential from California State University Northridge.
Harvard grew up in Los Altos and now resides in San Jose. He and his wife Peggy are parents to their daughter who has participated in CMT San Jose productions since 2009. Among his interests are playing golf, running, photography, playing guitar and most sports but especially the San Jose Sharks.
Senior Labor Relations Representative for the California School Employees Association
Stacy has worked as an advocate for public education and working families for over 14 years. She has worked collaboratively with over 80 public school districts in the Bay Area. Her primary focus is to improve the working conditions for school employees while maintaining a positive relationship with employers.
Stacy provides leadership and support to guide her colleagues in collective bargaining, contract interpretation, budget analysis and assists in achieving statewide organizational goals within the Association. Stacy is also a proud CMT alumni. Her early years performing would cement her life long commitment to CMT.
Years later she’s a proud parent of two and active CMT volunteer. Stacy has volunteered in many different areas at CMT including Production Coordinator for multiple shows and is an honored member of Team CMT.
PR Manager – Zscaler
Angel Badagliacco is a Manager of PR at Zscaler in Santa Clara where she is responsible for internal communications, community relations and corporate public relations. Prior to Zscaler, Angel served as the Sr. Manager for Corporate Communications at TiVo. She has worked with several respected technology public relations firms in the Bay Area representing such companies as Sony, McAfee, FireEye and Check Point.
She is the proud mother of three children—two of whom have participated in CMTSJ and one who will begin shortly—and has served as a volunteer for many productions. She is currently a founding member and board officer for the Willow Rose chapter of National Charity League and she and her husband are heavily involved with St. Christopher’s School and Parish in Willow Glen. Angel studied Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley.
Nonprofit Executive Leadership Consultant
Christine led InnVision the Way Home—a major nonprofit in Silicon Valley from 1988 to 2012. During her 24-year tenure she grew the organization tenfold from a small, grassroots agency into a leading provider of housing and support services with 25 sites, 100 staff, 6500 volunteers and an $11 million annual budget. Before stepping down as CEO she oversaw a merger with a similar size agency in order to strengthen regional positioning and ensure long-term sustainability. She forged many community partnerships and managed over 12 major capital projects including building and renovating various shelters, multi-service centers, transitional housing complexes and permanent affordable apartments.
Christine is a past President and current Board Member of Children’s Musical Theater San Jose, and vice-chair of the Shortino Family Foundation focusing on at-risk youth education and arts initiatives. As a Rotarian for ten years she serves on an arts committee, youth leadership development committee and a capital campaign committee. She is also a Licensed Realtor.
Being a strong visionary, entrepreneur and collaborator resulted in her receiving numerous accolades from public and private sectors for her achievements in fundraising, community relations and overall excellence in management. Previous employment included television operations management and real estate sales.
CFO – A10 Networks
Tom Constantino is CFO of A10 Networks in San Jose. Constantino brings more than two decades of leadership experience in finance, accounting, strategic planning and M&A. Before joining A10 Networks Constantino served as vice president/head of accounting and finance operations at Western Digital where he managed a large team of finance professionals across eight countries and was an instrumental contributor in the company’s acquisition of SanDisk. While at Western Digital, Constantino also served as chief financial officer of the HGST subsidiary where he helped drive the company’s strategic cloud and enterprise technology focus and oversaw financial planning and analysis for several strategic acquisitions.
Constantino’s experience also includes the role of vice president, corporate finance at Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and 16 years at Hewlett-Packard. Constantino began his career in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Jose State University. Tom was involved with CMT as a child growing up in San Jose and has been an active guitarist and musician for most of his life. Sharing her parents’ passion for the arts, Tom’s daughter Sophia has been involved with CMT since 2006.
President & CEO – Pacifico, Inc.
Mary Pacifico Curtis is the president/CEO of Pacifico Inc., a leading Silicon Valley PR and strategic communications firm. A graduate of Northwestern University—Mary currently serves on the boards of the Children’s Musical Theater and the San Jose Jazz Society as an Arts Commissioner for the Town of Los Gatos and on the founding advisory committee for San Jose Rocks.
Mary is recipient of the American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award recognizing both excellence in the industry as well as social responsibility and a frequent speaker on topics pertaining to branding and marketing, and participates actively in the Public Relations Society of America and the Business Marketing Association.
Founding Partner – Morris+ D’Angelo
Patrick J. D’Angelo actively assists business owners, sellers, buyers, bankers, and advisors, to navigate the mergers and acquisition arena. Pat’s core value of candid analysis serves him and his clients well.
Pat started his career in the San Jose office of Arthur Anderson, whose offices were within walking distance of his childhood home. Pat received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Leavey Business School at Santa Clara University. Additionally, Pat is both a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Mergers and Acquisition Advisor.
Pat is a natural mentor, teacher, and coach both to his clients and other professionals. In the five decades he has been refining his art, he has worked both as a CFO for private companies as well as CPA for small businesses.
Active in his community, Pat has led organizations as diverse as American Musical Theater, to his local Parish Finance Committee. Pat served on the AMT board for 11 years, where he was chairman for two years and selected as outstanding board member three times.
Pat has been married to the love of his life, Ginny for 42 years. They have 7 children and 11 grandchildren, whose activities tend to use up most of his free time. When time is available, he focuses on his love of movies, card games, and musical theater.
Director – NerdWallet
Rob is a Silicon Valley product management executive that has spent many years in both startups and the web agency world. A computer engineer by training—he enjoys and believes in the arts and specifically musical theatre as a necessary part of a life worth living. In Silicon Valley, as in many other areas of the country, the arts become secondary to the rat race. Technology seems to vie for people’s time and attention spans are smaller. Rob is committed to serve and help advance the arts as he manages his two children (12 year-old boy and eight year-old girl) who both started very young in musical theater and love performing. Rob sings for fun as well and has joined several acts in which his children have participated.
Rob holds a BS in computer science and an MBA from Babson College focused on entrepreneurship and marketing. He currently leads a personal communications social technology startups as coFounder and Chief Product Officer, and brings an entrepreneurial point of view, marketing skills and social media/word-of-mouth strategies that can help increase CMT’s outreach. He is also passionate about programs for youth as he experiences them with his children. Rob’s wife has also volunteered and helped at CMT in the past.
Executive Director of Grail Family Services
Veronica P. Goei has been a leader in the nonprofit sector for more than 20 years. She has a strong commitment to creating social change through high quality, results-oriented programs and services that respond to identified community needs. She consistently promotes a culture of continuous improvement to help achieve lasting results for children. For the past 16 years Veronica has been Executive Director of Grail Family Services (GFS)—a nonprofit organization focused on improving the lives of at-risk children and their families in San Jose, California.
Under her leadership GFS has developed expertise in early childhood literacy, oral language development and family engagement. Veronica has been a consultant to Scholastic, Inc. in the development of a National Early Literacy Initiative for Latino Families and to Stanford University on a Parent Engagement Initiative aimed at closing the word gap.
Veronica is a published author and has developed curricula in the areas of parenting, diversity, early childhood literacy and adult education—some of which is currently being implemented at the local, state, national and international level. Veronica holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Chile. She is a graduate of the Harvard University Strategic Perspective in Nonprofit Management Program and the HOPE Leadership Institute (HLI). She is actively involved with the community and has served on various nonprofit Boards.
She currently lives in San Jose, California with her husband Jeff and two children—Heather and Jeremy. Jeremy has been a CMT performer for the last seven years. He has been involved in ten CMT productions and Veronica has volunteered in different capacities in support of CMT.
Artistic Director – CMT San Jose
Managing Partner – SDS NexGen Partners, LP
Former Executive Director – Children’s Musical Theater San Jose
Michael leads a privately held real estate and investment firm with roots that stretch back generations to the agricultural heritage of Santa Clara Valley. He was born and raised in San Jose, attended Bellarmine College Preparatory and graduated from the University of Southern California. He began his real estate career with Coldwell Banker Commercial—now CBRE—and after five years he took a life-changing detour to serve as Executive Director of Children’s Musical Theater San Jose from 1993- 2001 leading it to be recognized as the nation’s largest theater for youth. Worth noting—Michael started as a young stage performer with CMT at age six and over the past forty five years, has continued onstage as a Marquee performer, as a parent, and in the boardroom.
In 2001 Michael returned to the private sector as Managing Partner of SDS NexGen Partners. Most notable are the firm’s investments in Willow Glen, a thriving neighborhood business district in San Jose. He is a past president of the Willow Glen Business Association. In 2006 Michael was a candidate for Mayor of San Jose. Although he did not advance he is credited for running an extremely competitive and professional campaign—bringing a voice for change to the debate. His campaign was endorsed by the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, Metro Newspaper, SJ Mercury News columnist Scott Herhold, and Silicon Valley Community Newspapers. He is very proud to have made a significant imprint on the most competitive political election in San Jose’s history.
He is a past president of the board of Children’s Musical Theater San Jose, and served four years as chair for Team San Jose. He is a senior fellow and former board member of American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley. Michael served twelve years as a Hillbrook School Trustee and is a current member of Archbishop Mitty High School’s Board of Regents. Michael resides in Willow Glen with his wife Kimberly and their three daughters, Claire, Ella, and Camille, have all performed with CMT.
Asst. Principal, Holy Spirit School
Dr. Colette Marie O’Bannion is currently the Assistant Principal at Holy Spirit School in Almaden. She graduated with her M.A. in Teaching and Learning with Honors from Santa Clara University. She is honored to be the very first Ph.D. graduate from Chapman University with an Emphasis in Multicultural and Curricular Studies. Dr. O’Bannion worked as a Doctoral Research Assistant on two federal education grants totaling $2,500,000 (The Read-Write Cycle Project and Project SMART). She also spent time as a lead, trainer, and facilitator for the Youth Education Series at the Disneyland Resort.
She grew up performing as a member of Starlite Express in the Bay Area and danced professionally at the Disneyland Resort. She has deep ties to CMTSJ as her brother, Dennis O’Bannion, began performing with the company at a young age. She has been blessed to perform in eight Marquee Productions and looks forward to being a part of the upcoming production of Guys and Dolls.
Colette has spent most of her years giving back to her community, serving local non-profit, Youth Focus, Inc., for 33 years. She has been a member of their Board of Directors since 2014 and is actively involved in raising scholarship awards for local young people.
Colette looks very forward to contributing to the success of CMTSJ as a member of the Board of Directors and is honored by this opportunity to further give back to an organization that means so much to her, her family, and friends.
Founder – Green Mouse Recycling
Evelyn O’Donnell is founder and CEO of GreenMouse, Inc. (www.GreenMouse.com)—a leading Silicon Valley recycling company specializing in the safe and responsible recycling of electronics. Evelyn—a former sales and marketing professional—founded GreenMouse in 2005 with a vision to create a purpose-driven company that would provide sustainable employment and training to at-risk young adults.
A patron of the Arts Evelyn served on the Board of Directors of Children’s Musical Theater San Jose (2003-2008). Her company works closely with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in sponsoring its annual celebrity golf tournament to benefit the Emmys Foundation. She was also a producer/investor in the New York Broadway musical Godspell.
University Programs at Palo Alto Networks
Joy Osborne spent the first five years of her career as an elementary school teacher—locally in Cupertino and overseas in Tanzania and Africa—where she spent two years teaching Physical Education at the International School of Tanganyika. She enjoyed working with many of the international teachers from all over the world as well as learning about the new cultures of the local and international children she taught.
In 1998 she moved back to Los Gatos, where she currently lives to enter corporate America working as a Human Resources Manager for a small semiconductor startup. After a few years of the startup world she found a new home at eBay where she worked as the Manager of University Recruiting and as a Human Resources Manager for almost seven years. After many good adventures working at eBay and the opportunity to travel to some of eBay’s international offices she found a new home at NetApp in Sunnyvale. She worked at NetApp for 3 1/2 years managing the University Recruiting & Programs before moving to Scottsdale, Arizona for an adventure working for Yelp as the Sales Recruiting Manager to help build their online sales team. She recently left Yelp to return to the Bay Area and return to eBay where she currently manages the University Programs for eBay Marketplaces.
Joy has performed with CMT San Jose since she was eight years old and continues to enjoy performing in the alumni and Marquee productions. Some of her favorite shows and memories go back to the very first show that Kevin Hauge directed and choreographed—Bye Bye Birdie—as well as the more recent shows including Big, Annie, Chess, The Full Monty, Annie Warbucks, Ragtime and Singing in the Rain. She is thrilled to return to the board as her true passion lies with CMTSJ and supporting the next generation of musical theater talent in the Bay Area. She feels as if her life with CMTSJ has come full circle from her early days as a child and now into her opportunity give back to such a great organization that gave her so much over the years.
Joy also has a passion for staying active and supporting local and national community causes—including fundraising and participating for Team in Training in 2001 for the Pacific Grove Triathlon and the 2004 Maui Marathon in which she raised over $10,000 of fundraising dollars. She’s eager to support her many friends that have also participated in various events that raise funds and awareness for health issues that affect many of our friends and family across the nation.
Director of Workplace Solutions for Polycom
Michael A. Pereira, MS & MCR, Director of Workplace Solutions for Polycom. Polycom is the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration.
Michael is responsible for the World Wide Real Estate Portfolio Strategy, including the Corporate Real Estate Technology, Lease Administration, Space Planning and Global Programs. He also co-chairs the Technology Special Interest Group for the Northern California Chapter of CoreNet (Corporate Real Estate Network).
Michael is a Big Brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization and was formerly on the Board of Governors for the American Musical Theater of San Jose. He has a BS in Industrial Engineering from San Jose State University, an MS in Business and Information Systems from University of San Francisco and an MCR (Masters of Corporate Real Estate) designation from CoreNet Global.
EVP Learning & Innovation – Singularity University
Carin Watson is a seasoned entrepreneur with a track record of pushing large organizations to think differently and experiment at the periphery of their core business. With 20 years of marketing, product development and corporate innovation experience with Fortune 500 companies, she understands what it takes to make innovation a repeatable driver of growth.
Carin holds a BS in managerial economics from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from Kellogg’s School of Management. Having worked closely with IDEO and the Stanford School, Carin regularly facilitates design thinking and creativity workshops for professionals, educators and students.
Her current mission is to reinvent corporate innovation and to help companies get out of their own way and unlock their ability to change the world. Carin lives in San Jose with her husband Tim and two children— Callie (9) and Lucas (6). Callie has been an active member of the Children’s Musical Theater since her first summer camp in 2011. Since then CMT has been an extended family to the Watsons. When they’re not at the rehearsal hall or theater they enjoy baseball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, swimming, piano, reading and Legos.
Managing Director – CMT San Jose